2021 Updated. Hello Creative Artists, Empaths, Awakening Souls, Sensitives (HSPs), Intuitives, Entrepreneurs, Visionaries, Seekers, and All!
Welcome to all who are wanting a safe haven of emotional support and intuitive guidance for overcoming creative blocks, self-doubt, anxiety, and childhood wounds.
For when you need someone to talk to who listens and deeply understands–who holds space for you and is an enlightened witness for your healing work.
You’ve come to the right place for support and emotional healing! I care, I’ve been there, and I’m here to help!
Welcome To My Blog that is an uplifting, safe Haven of Hope and Healing and a community of like-minded introspective, compassionate souls.
For those of us with childhood wounds or past trauma, emotional healing is an ever-present process of acknowledging and releasing painful emotions that come up as we reach new milestones in our growth. When we are triggered in life, it is helpful to view these times as an opportunity to heal these wounds–the repressed emotions are coming up to the surface to be released and healed. The goal is to to learn to self-soothe and love ourselves!! Compassion for yourself is always RULE #1 on this blog! Eventually we learn to access the strong foundation that is innately within us underneath the pain–it helps to view it as a steady, sturdy platform (standing on our own 2 feet) in which we can feel grounded in our bodies, feel clarity of mind, and shine our lights that are in our hearts as we let our creative gifts flow with confidence.
It is my sincere honor and pleasure to provide Emotional Support and Empathic Intuitive Spiritual Counseling and Guidance. I’ll be adding more information about my services (including Reiki Energy Healing) to this blog in the coming weeks–until then you can read about all of them here.
Sensitive Compassionate Souls, Highly Sensitive People (HSPs), INFJs, INFPs and all who resonate with desiring emotional support and healing from past wounds.
Also includes: Supportive posts sharing tips and information on the journey to Emotional Vitality, Vibrant Health, Wholeness, Harmony 🎶, and Balance for Mind, Body, and Soul. And tips for understanding your Emotional Triggers, Overcoming Shame, Anxiety, Self-doubt, and the negative Inner Critic.
Here are the most viewed posts on this blog in order of recent popularity as follows:
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Hello Dear Sensitive Souls! How are you?! I hope you are doing well! I am so happy to be back and with new clarity, compassion, and gratefulness for my role to assist others on their emotional healing and/or spiritual journey. I am blogging here again and I am providing sessions again. Email me at Roxanne@hspsurvivors.com if you have questions about spiritual counseling/reiki energy healing/intuitive coaching for HSPs and Empaths. I offer a free email consultation to answer all questions and see if we are a good match for each other.
Even though I had not been writing here consistently for a while, this blog has continued to get a lot of activity and new followers all along and I feel so grateful. Now that I am re-engaged in writing here again, views are up and people are beginning to also comment and email me again! 😃😇🙏💖✨!! I’m so grateful and honored to be helping others in one-on-one sessions again! Thank you for your continued interest and reaching out–I am happy to provide support, validation, comfort, hope, and healing through this blog, songs, and now through my coaching again!
There is much free coaching guidance by me in the comment sections of many of my posts as well so please use my categories in the side bar to find posts meeting your current needs. More importantly though there is so much sharing of personal stories in the comment sections that help people to know they are not alone so please seek out these sections if you are needing support! My most viewed post with the most comments can be found here.
Welcome to a community which is a safe haven for those needing comfort, encouragement, and compassion for emotional healing and moving forward to vitality and wholeness!
You can read my blog posts on this blog by clicking on “Blog” above or “Blog” in the side bar under Pages.
I am available for sessions again now at EmpathicSoulHeal.com and and I am also a singer/songwriter/performer.
As we achieve vitality and wholeness and a higher vibration, we then attract abundance as we deeply trust this feeling and ask the Universe for more. My hope is that my intuitive sessions and coaching, this blog, and my songs of hope and healing can help you heal by providing a safe haven for inner child healing, validating your feelings and experiences to the extent that you can access and trust your inner guidance. I’ll also give you tools for finding your voice and inner strength. This will help you to know that all of your experiences are leading you to success in life–the Universe wants you to succeed! This process can assist you in learning how to recover the hopefulness, goodness, and joyful state of your true essence as a spiritually awakening, highly conscious and compassionate soul!–your higher self is the co-creator of your new healthier future! I am so happy you found your way here to my blog! I look forward to supporting your healing journey!
With comfort, love, and light,
August 2021 update:
Hello Everyone! I hope you are doing well in spite of this new spike in Covid-19. I have a new wonderful office where I see clients in-person in the Indianapolis area and since I’ve been vaccinated I ask for masks to be worn by the unvaccinated. This is working out well! The spiritually-minded, sensitive souls who find me seem to be a 50/50 mix of passionately vaccinated and passionately unvaccinated. The unvaccinated are welcome–there are so many personal reasons and choices people make and that’s what makes our country great–freedom to choose. I’m for diversity and inclusion in every way for every human! 🌈💖✨
For those of you not in my area, I offer distance Reiki sessions, intuitive coaching for empaths and highly sensitive people, spiritual counseling, and angel readings too by video or phone call. More information here. I look forward to hearing from you soon! I have openings for more clients starting the 3rd week in September, 2021!
Since 2019 I’m taking a break from performing around the Indianapolis area but I’m also creating and sharing more of my original songs of hope and healing which are actually “Reiki-Infused Music”! I’ve always called them Folk Rock Songs For the Soul but I could say For Healing the Soul!–listening to my songs can help balance your chakras and heal deep emotional wounds as they did for me when I wrote them …with Angelic help! I didn’t know at the time my angels and guides were inspiring my songs and that my higher self was capable of infusing Reiki and healing codes in the songs but now I know this to be true!–and now I know it’s part of my purpose to help others!
I’ll be expanding and adding more songs here and on my websites in the coming months. You can find my debut album of original songs on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, and all worldwide platforms (just search Roxanne Smith. the title is A New Beginning) or better yet please buy and download them from my website: RoxanneSmithMusic.com. Proceeds from my website store go to making more albums!–the angelic realm has helped me write 70 songs of hope and healing, 50 of which are copyrighted and ready to to be made into more albums. I’m excited to share them and perform them on YouTube.
Mostly I’ve been seeing clients in-person for sessions so the music will take time. But as a highly sensitive person and empath I’m always guided where to spend my energy each day. It’s exciting to see what unfolds as I trust the guidance I receive.
This past year has been a year of personal deep inner healing in ways I didn’t even know was possible. You may relate to breaking out of the cocoon stage and you aren’t quite ready to fly ….but you can see it–over the rainbow, the brilliantly colorful future awaits you and is beckoning …but perhaps you are disoriented, not sure how to BE yet because the cocoon stage turned you to mush haha! Be Patient and Trust are the words I keep hearing and all will fall into place step by step.
I’m already feeling it as Lions Gate energies of 8-8-21 gave me a surge of energy on the 9th that I haven’t felt in a long time. I cleaned and uncluttered my garage that day lol and it wasn’t even on my To Do list. I feel it was symbolic of being the first place I arrive and leave my house daily which tells me to clear out old debris in my life in the mornings and before bedtime to sleep better and have more energy for all the things that I want to do. Sounds great! I’m excited!
I’m hoping all of you sensitive souls out there are experiencing similar growth and expansion of your wings–through insights and inspirations and deep clearing of old wounds to clear the path to your true self and true purpose on the planet. It’s a roller-coaster ride as we follow our joy and trust that our sorrows are temporary and that more joy is just around the corner. Our platform to take off and fly will just appear before us easily and comfortably! I’m counting on it!–I trust and believe!
I turn 60 years old on September 9th and my family has a big celebration planned. I keep telling myself, “It’s just a number”–because it makes no sense that I am that age. How can it be?! I’m a kid at heart and feeling younger and healthier every year so I decided we are going to Disney for my birthday! Yay I’m ignoring the number and will keep acting the age that I feel. 38. Yeah that feels right.
Thank you for reading and being part of this community. 😍
Sending you comfort, and warm healing wishes,
P.S. For those interested in this subject, I am now performing around the Indianapolis, Indiana community (including some of the songs of hope and healing whose lyrics are featured on this blog (they are the inspiration for the name and starting of this blog). I now call all of my 60+ songs FOLK ROCK SONGS FOR THE SOUL because all of them are empowering, uplifting, heartfelt, emotional, and soulful. My performance style and song content has been described as a combination of Carole King, and Linda Ronstadt, (my 2 idols), and Joni Mitchell (whose music I discovered more recently).
10 of my original songs, have now been professionally recorded and are available for download on my new music website RoxanneSmithMusic.com. You can now find a professionally Mastered version of this debut album “A New Beginning” on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and music sites worldwide (just search Roxanne Smith). Thank you all for your loving support in this creative endeavor!
All proceeds of purchases on my music website go back into the expenses of helping others to find their true voice and true purpose as I was able to do with the help of the music. Also please remember to “like” my new facebook musician page so that you will be notified of all new posts. I appreciate it so much! ✌️🎶😊💖✨
I am performing around the Indianapolis, Indiana community and I am having a blast performing!–I have to pinch myself sometimes because of the exciting things that are ahead as I’ve learned to override my inner critic and trust my inner guidance and follow my heart’s desire and let the creativity flow! My dream to be a singer and performer, which I had given up on for many years, is now happening and I am also helping others find their true voice and true purpose in life as well. Wow! I definitely never dreamed that I’d be doing both! I’m here to say your dreams can absolutely still come true and you can do it!!
On this blog I’ll be adding only those lyrics and songs that are about hope and healing of emotional pain–my plan is to start adding videos of me performing these in the privacy of my home to give a one-on-one type of experience for the viewer–for those who are drawn to this blog when they feel larger world does not understand the depth of pain of emotional recovery from childhood wounds. I hope to give hope to those wounded souls who are affected by the healing power of music (or the lyrics as healing poetry) in their recovery from childhood wounds to living a life of wholeness and vitality–free of anxiety and self-doubt. It was the music that ultimately helped ME to heal and inspired the creation of this blog and now I feel blessed with the opportunity to share them here as part of my healing work helping others. I plan to start working on this project in early 2019 and I’ll be adding these videos to my YouTube channel as well.
Original Home Page for Highly Sensitive Souls (HSPs) from 2012 (When this blog (2010-2013) was called Hope and Healing with Elaine-my middle name-and I went by the pen name of Elaine D. Sanders):
Hi Everyone. Welcome to my Home Page! Whether you are new to this blog, or already a frequent visitor it is my sincere hope that you will find support, comfort, and inspiration on these pages devoted to highly sensitive (HSP) survivors with childhood emotional wounds. As a highly sensitive person myself, and as a life coach specializing in inner child healing and emotional healing of childhood wounds, I have much personal knowledge and wisdom to share. I love my work–there is no better feeling than helping other highly sensitive souls to feel good about themselves and their lives and to help them to heal their emotional wounds. In my opinion, my clients are among the kindest, most compassionate, gifted people on the planet!
It is interesting for me to take an objective look at this blog now, after I took a break from writing the posts as regularly as I used to–there is so much content here. The first post I wrote was back in January 2010, writing new posts every week at first. In a fall 2011 post, I talked about how I feel I healed a big trauma-wound—an abandonment wound from the time when I was only 1 and 1/2 when I was hospitalized for a week. I couldn’t remember it of course but the emotional pain had been dormant within me and in my body in the form of an energy blockage. Both ailments that I suffered from in 2011 were in my root chakra–I never knew about the chakras before and I had been kind of resistant to learning about that kind of stuff. But it kept coming up in my search for answers to how to heal from this last ailment. It helped me to put it all together when I read that health issues in the root chakra area may have to do with issues of abandonment. Then it all came clear in the AHA moment I talked about in a post: (The Eruption of Post Traumatic Stress is a Healing Opportunity) and I was able then to process and heal this inner trauma.
Since then I feel different–healthier, physically stronger, and wiser and with so much more clarity and calmness. For the last month, when thinking about what I was going to write for this post I was trying to think of a word to describe this feeling. Then I saw Jane Fonda speak on Oprah and on Dr. Oz and some other shows and I resonated so much with what she was saying about “wholeness” and I realized that is it! I feel “Whole”.
I feel I have come full circle into living my life with the vitality of my whole true self. I feel more centered and grounded with an exhilaration about the wonderful things to come and for all that I have learned from where I have been. I am so grateful for what feels like a second chance at life. I have learned how to relax and enjoy my life. It has been such a rollercoaster of a spiritual journey to come to this place and time where I can say that with confidence and amazement. In 2004, when I started writing my songs and process through the layers of grief and pain that kept coming up and were holding me back, I never would have dreamed it was possible–the pain seemed endless as I worked through my childhood truths that had previously been long hidden away from me. There was something inside of me that KNEW that going through the pain was the only way to get to the other side–that finding my true self was only possible by changing the “faulty BELIEFS” about myself that had formed in early childhood.
And now here I sit feeling very much healed with a new-found ability to recharge and comfort myself and find inner peace no matter what life throws at me and know with complete confidence and trust that everything is going to be okay. I am telling you this because I want all of you to know it is possible for you too. I feel so strong in spirit now with so much to give to assist other highly sensitive souls to heal from their abuse, neglect, bullying, or emotional trauma from childhood.
I look at the content on this blog and there is so much self-help information here–I am amazed at how I did it! I remember it just flowed out of me easily for almost 2 years, ideas coming to me all the time. I really was just going with the flow in my life at the time–it takes a lot, getting informative posts ready for public view. I look over this blog and it feels like it is “complete’–I have had people tell me that it is an entire self-help book in itself. Some people tell me they read 2 posts a week and it helps them so much. Others tell me they start at the first post and read it like a book.
If you are looking for some emotional support and guidance, there is much content that has been written in the comment sections of each post where I have in the past answered each and every person’s comment. I am no longer able to do that now due to some new projects. Some wonderful comments were approved without a reply from me when I was, unfortunately, too busy to get to all of them. Frequent commenters have been jumping in occasionally to give support to other commenters when I am not able–it is wonderful to see this happening. Thank you to those of you who have reached out to help others in this way.
Please know, I am here–I am reading your comments and I know you are out there–I understand the emotional pain you are experiencing as you try to make sense of the confusion and destruction of the spirit that is left behind from a childhood of being diminished and not being able to express your true voice or be truly “seen” or of emotional trauma from an event in your childhood that caused you to have PTSD. I send my love and message of hope to you all. I hope this blog will be a safe place that you can come to for comfort, encouragement, compassion, and most of all healing.
With love and warmest wishes,